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How to Soothe Baby Teething Pain (Best Teething Toys)

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A list of baby teething toys and tips to help soothe your baby’s teething pain. Favorite teething toys from a mom of two.

Are you wondering: What can I give my baby for teething pain? What is the best natural remedy for baby teething pain?

To soothe teething pain there are various natural remedies including rubbing your baby’s gums, letting them chew on cold rags and giving them toys specifically for teething. Your child will be teething for a good part of their early childhood. Starting around 6 months for most babies and lasting until 2-year-old molars come in around the age of 2 or 3.

I’m a mom of two and have raised two babies who went through teething. We have tried lots of teething toys and remedies and i’m sharing all of our favorites that actually work.

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Some items in this post are sponsored but all of the thoughts and ideas are my own.

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What Are The Signs of Teething?

Teethings happens on and off for the first few years of your baby’s life. You will quickly learn to recognize the signs of teething including:

  • Being fussy for no apparent reason. If you have tried offering your baby food and sleep and they are still fussy or cranky, it may be teething. Normally, babies who are teething are fussier than normal because of the pain.
  • Refusing bottles or breast feeding or eating less than normal. The pain from teething can cause an aversion to bottles or breastfeeding. The sucking motion may also cause pain where new teeth are breaking through.
  • Chewing hands or other toys or objects. This can be developmental, but if your baby is chewing more than normal it may be related to teething. Putting pressure on their gums can help relieve teething pain so they may try to chew on everything.
  • Drooling. Drooling can also be developmental, but drooling more than normal can be a sign of teething. Excessive drooling can also lead to a rash around your baby’s mouth because of the irritation.
  • Disrupted sleep. If your baby is used to sleeping through the night, teething may cause some night wakings (or more night wakings than normal) because of the pain.

Baby Teething Necklaces & Oral Gel

The FDA has warned against the use of teething necklaces, bracelets, and oral gel. Necklaces and bracelets can be a strangulation risk and the beads they are made with can be a chocking hazard. The chemicals in oral gels can be toxic and dangerous to babies, and they don’t have proven effectiveness.

I really don’t like the idea of these remedies anyways, so you won’t find those things on our list.

If you are interested you can check out their full article here: Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies

Natural Baby Teething Remedies

I do believe in giving medicine for teething pain when its warranted, but I like to try natural teething remedies first.

Remedies such as applying pressure to the gums or newly erupted teeth and offering something cold to chew on can help soothe teething pain naturally. This can be done with a clean finger, a cool wash cloth, or teething toys. I’ll go into some more detail on my favorite teething toys below.

Baby Teething Toys & Bibs

  1. Senso Minds Teething Tube // These teething tubes are made of 100% food grade silicone and are safe for your baby to chew and gnaw on all day long. We love that they are a unique hollow tube shape and the different textures on each end makes it fun for your baby to put into their mouth and explore. The silicone is the perfect amount of soft but also firm so that it soothes when your baby chews on it.

  1. Nuby Teething Bibs // There is no way for baby to drop or lose these because they are attached to him at all times. Not only do they help with the drooling that is developmental and associated with teething, but they also have a satisfying teething toy directly attached. They also come in super cute patterns and I love the muslin material.

  1. Nuby 3 Step Teether Set // These teethers have been a favorite of both of my boys. This teether set comes with three different teethers that are made to grow with baby as they get more teeth and have different teething need. Both of their favorite has been the hand-shaped teether! We normally hook this onto their carseat with a pacifier clip when they are in a teething episode.

  1. Skip Hop Stay Cool Teether // This teether is unique because has a stainless steel disk at the center, which quickly cools when placed in the fridge and is also very firm for baby to chew on. The stainless steel disk is coated in silicone, so the metal will not directly touch baby’s mouth. Its also fun for him to spin the disk around, so it keeps him entertained as well!

  1. Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether // This is a unique teether toy that comes in a ring shape and is extremely cute! It features multiple teething textures and surfaces that are strung together to make one toy. The ring shape makes it very easy for your baby to hold on to and is great for the car. This has been a favorite for both of my kids even when they aren’t teething because its such a fun toy with lots of colors and shapes to spin and explore.

  1. Haakaa Teethers for Babies // A silicone teether that is shaped like a hand. Each finger has its own color and texture and is fun for your baby to chew and explore. Both of my kids have loved this shape teether, definiately a winner!

  1. Nuby Soothing Teething Mitten // Teething gloves are great because they stay attached to your baby’s hand and don’t get thrown across the room or lost in the car. Both of my boys have loved their teething mits!

  1. Silicone Feeders // Feeders are also a great item to help with teething pain. We like to fill ours with frozen mangos and let baby chew on them. Not only is he practicing self feeding, but it also helps relieve pain from teething. You could use any frozen fruit or chilled food that your baby loves!

  1. Infantino Water Teethers // Water teether are great because you can stick them in the fridge and the water inside gets cold and stays that way for a while. You can put these in the freezer, but I find that it gets too cold for my baby to hold so I would avoid the freezer.

  1. Teething Wafers // These hard rice biscuits are great for teething. They are hard enough to provide some pressure when your baby bites them and provide relief for sore gums. Once your baby bites off a piece they dissolve pretty quickly in their mouth and are safe for babies starting around 6-8 months or whenever they are good at chewing.

Fridababy MediFrida

Fridababy MediFrida

My final tip is not a teething toy itself, but is super helpful for when teething pain becomes so bad you need to give baby medicine.

When should you give a baby medicine for teething? Please talk with your doctor if you have any concerns as they can help you make the right decision for you and your family.

We normally give acetaminophen or ibuprofen when our baby is extremely fussy regardless of trying all of the natural remedies and teething toys mentioned above. Especially if teething is causing excess night wakings. The Fridababy MediFrida is a medicine dispensing pacifier and is extremely useful for dispensing pain medication for teething.

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